Tender for Infection Prevention Control Service – Cheshire

Tender for Infection Prevention Control Service – Cheshire

Cheshire East Council wishes to commission infection control related services to manage risk of spread of communicable disease.

United Kingdom-Sandbach: Health services

2019/S 206-502415

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Cheshire East Borough Council
Postal address: Westfields, Middlewich Road
Town: Sandbach
NUTS code: UKD62
Postal code: CW11 1HZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Louise Fenn
E-mail: louise.fenn@cheshireeast.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1270686454
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=d5f9589f-d62e-e911-80f2-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=d5f9589f-d62e-e911-80f2-005056b64545

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

19 077 Infection Prevention Control Service

Reference number: DN392775

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Cheshire East Council wishes to commission infection control related services to manage risk of spread of communicable disease. The commission will be split into 2 lots. The first involves delivery of a core infection prevention control service incorporating surveillance, prevention and outbreak response. The second lot involves delivery of specialist TB Nursing Services to the community including outreach, case management and new entrant screening. Both require work with key local stakeholders in order to deliver services successfully. The contract(s) will be for an initial 3 years from 1.4.2020 with options to extend for 2 further periods of 12 months at the sole discretion of the Council.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IPC — Core Requirements

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD62

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirements of this lot, known as the core IPC service are defined within the service specification, there are 3 main areas of requirement broken down as follows:

(a) preventative support;

(b) outbreak response; and

(c) delivery of a public health surveillance system.

The annual contract value is anticipated to be up to 106 000 GBP bidders should note that TUPE will apply.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract period is from 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2023, with 2 x 12 month options to extend, therefore options maybe taken up for the period 1.4.2023 to 31.3.2025 in total. The options will be exercised at the discretion of the Council, in line with the contractual terms.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IPC — TB Nursing Element

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD62

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirements of this lot, known as the Tuberculosis Nursing element is defined within the service specification for Lot 2. The aims of the service are primarily to reduce the burden of TB within the population of Cheshire East through a range of actions focused on prevention.

The secondary aim is to support stakeholders within the community to respond promptly to outbreaks of TB, thereby reducing the impact they have on individuals within that setting and the wider community. This includes supporting the activities of the PHE Health Protection services. The annual contract value is anticipated to be up to 50 000 GBP bidders should note that TUPE will apply.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract period is from 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2023, with 2 x 12 month options to extend, therefore options maybe taken up for the period 1.4.2023 to 31.3.2025 in total. The options will be exercised at the discretion of the Council, in line with the contractual terms.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the Council’s E-Tendering System ‘The Chest’: www.the-chest.org.uk

Organisations wishing to be considered for these contract(s) must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information via this system. For technical help contact Proactis email: ProcontractSuppliers@proactis.com or Tel. +44 (0)3300050352

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 25/11/2019
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/11/2019
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the Council’s E-Tendering System accessed via the website: www.the-chest.org.uk

Organisations wishing to be considered for these contract(s) must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information via The Chest system. For technical help contact Proactis who support the Chest — Email: ProcontractSuppliers@proactis.com or Tel. +44 (0)3300050352

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Cheshire East Borough Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to scrutinise the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI No 102) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Cheshire East Council
Postal address: Middlewich Road
Town: Sandbach
Postal code: CW11 1HZ
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22/10/2019